The 5k race starts and ends at Red Cedar Elementary. It is a fast flat course thru Bluffton Park in Old Town Bluffton and will be chip timed by Tim Waz with Grounded Running. There will be one water station on the course approximately at the halfway point. The race will start promptly at 8am with the Children’s DASH followed by the 5k run. Parents are welcome to run with their child(ren) if necessary. All participants will be welcomed back to the finish with a shower of bubbles (representative of special needs) and a finisher’s medal. NOTE: Each participant MUST turn in their timing chip to receive a medal! The award ceremony will take place after the last runner completes the 5k course. The overall top male and female runners and the top age group male and female runners of the 5k in each of the following age groups (<10, 11-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+) and DASH in each of the following age groups (<4, 5-7, 8-10) will receive awards. You must be present to receive an award. Refreshments will be available for all during the event. Shirts are guaranteed if registered by April 14th. Registrations accepted until 7:45am on race day. Packet Pick up is Friday April 27th 9:00am-7:00pm at Ignite the Senses Children's Gym, 163 Bluffton Road, Suite C-1 and race day morning from 7:00-7:45am at the race start. **Proceeds from this event will be used to provide support groups, special events and activities like art, music, yoga and fitness opportunities for our local special needs population.